Restoration Hardware-like coffee table

Submitted by kkellg on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 07:25

So Worth It!


This project was possibly beyond my expertise however persistance, reading and asking for help worked. This table was a 5 month project with a start, a quit, a re-buy and finally a full steam forward to the finish line. 

Although difficult, I learned so much during this build-how to use a biscuit joiner (then reverted back to my Kreg Jig), how to clamp pieces so that they remain even, how to properly finish a table, how important measuring and squaring are, etc...

I have a large sectional so I had to revise the size of this table. Ours is a 3' x 5' table. The most difficult part of building where we live is finding good lumber. There were 3 different types of wood used on the project but thankfully I was able to stain to match. 

Off to start my next project-our son's headboard. Should be a piece of cake. I'll let you know and it WILL be sooner than 5 months! Happy Building! Karla

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Approximately $400 because I started over once.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine, Fir, Whiteboard
Finish Used
MinWax Ebony
Recommended Skill Level

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